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Weekly News Digest with CARV | PancakeSwap Targets GameFi With Release of Gaming Marketplace
This is the weekly gaming news powered by CARV, covering the game updates and industry news from October November 14th to November 19th, 2023.
As a platform focusing on gaming, CARV consistently strives to stay updated with the ever-changing game industry. In order to ensure that you are kept abreast of the latest gaming news, we are delighted to present you with a review of last week's highlights.
PancakeSwap Targets GameFi With Release of Gaming Marketplace [Read more]
PancakeSwap introduces its Gaming Marketplace, expanding into the GameFi domain. Following the success of Pancake Protectors, the platform invites GameFi developers to join and showcase their creations. Integrated with CAKE tokens and NFTs, the marketplace aims to be a vibrant hub for gamers, developers, and the community, offering a user-friendly interface and potential monthly players of 1.5 million.
Parallel's Milestone: Epic Games Store Approval [Read more]
Parallel, a sci-fi trading card game (TCG), achieves approval from the Epic Games Store, signaling a significant milestone and competitive advantage. Approaching its open beta, the closed beta offers an exclusive experience for Windows PC gamers, featuring Rookie Mode and rewarding victories. The game expands with cosmetic items, encouraging player personalization and community engagement through referral rewards.
Ubisoft's Foray into Web3 Gaming: Champions Tactics NFT Mint [Read more]
Ubisoft, known for franchises like Assassin’s Creed, plans a free Ethereum NFT mint for Warlords PFPs in its upcoming game Champions Tactics: Grimoria Chronicles on the Oasys blockchain. NFT holders get early access to mint in-game Champions figurines. Ubisoft aims for community engagement through social media interactions, offering 8,000 NFTs through minting, with additional perks. Champions Tactics blends traditional gaming with blockchain innovation, exemplifying Ubisoft's commitment to Web3.
Pudgy Penguins CEO Announces Two Arcade Games Launching In 2024 [Read more]
Pudgy Penguins plans to launch two arcade machines in 2024, featuring a crane game and a digital 2-player runner. With a mission to simplify Web3 complexities and utilize their charming IP, Pudgy aims to bring blockchain technology to a broader audience, positioning themselves as a pivotal player in crypto's consumer-facing evolution, and fostering mass adoption.
Pirate Nation New Game Shop is Live [Read more]
Pirate Nation's Game Shop launches the Haunted Collection with ship skins, decos, and the Haunted Party Pack. Sloop skin and party packs have an unlimited supply; others are limited to 200, with 20 held for giveaways. All can be purchased and transferred without requiring a Pirate or Trade License. Future launches will include a limited supply and new items, and an In-Game Shop & Exchange is in the works. Feedback is welcomed through Discord.
Shardbound Dev Bazooka Tango Raises $5M for Web3 Tactics Game [Read more]
Bazooka Tango, creators of the upcoming Web3 collectible tactics game Shardbound, raised $5 million in funding led by Bitkraft Ventures. Co-founders Bo Daly and Stephan Sherman, formerly of Super Evil Mega Corp, aim to integrate Shardbound's gameplay with Web3 technology. Immutable Games collaborates as a strategic partner. The funding will facilitate team expansion and enhance the development of Shardbound, initially funded via Kickstarter in 2017.
Gaming Keys Giant G2A Launches 'Geekverse' NFT Marketplace [Read more]
G2A Geekverse, part of the G2A Capital Group, introduces a gaming NFT marketplace with a curated selection from trusted partners. Offering a fee-free period on NFT sales, the platform aims to honor royalties set by creators. CEO Bartosz Skwarczek notes gamers' familiarity with blockchain gaming, indicating a broader audience. Future plans involve supporting more blockchains, fiat payments, and tools for NFT promotion. Competing with crypto-native marketplaces, Geekverse's mainstream appeal targets those new to blockchain gaming and NFTs.
EthXY completed a $1.6 million Pre-Seed round of financing [Read more]
EthXY announces a $1.6M preseed round for ethxy.com, with participation from a16, CSS23, Orange DAOxyz, and others. EthXY focuses on cutting-edge crypto consumer products, introducing an MMORPG within a Telegram chat window. With dynamic character visualizations and poker combat mechanics, the aim is to create a friction-free, compelling consumer experience, driving greater crypto adoption. The project utilizes BuildOnBase for seamless on-chain interactions. EthXY emphasizes exploring raw crypto tech for approachable consumer experiences.
New Maps, Skins and More in Citizen Conflict 4.0 [Read more]
Citizen Conflict is set to launch version 4.0 of its free-to-play, team-based FPS, introducing three progression paths, five maps, and three new heroes. The update includes two new weapons, gameplay improvements, and Season 0 Loot Boxes. Players can mint common loot boxes for free, while rare and epic boxes have premium charges. A limited edition 'Magic Angel' skin is available as the final NFT drop, featuring special effects, voiceover, and lifetime access to Citizen Conflict. The sale ends this weekend on Magic Eden.
Overworld RPG NFT reveals Genesis Mint Release Date [Read more]
Overworld RPG NFT announces its highly anticipated Genesis mint on December 15, offering 6000 exclusive NFTs at 0.15 ETH each. The game focuses on tradable characters and items within an immersive fantasy adventure, emphasizing cross-platform functionality. Whitelist opportunities provide early access to the mint, heightening anticipation for the unfolding Overworld universe in the evolving landscape of web3 gaming.